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Bia requests amicus briefs on asylum time bar exception question

On October 17, 2017, the Board of Immigration Appeals issued Amicus Invitation No. 17-10-17. Amicus (friend of the court) briefs on the issue specified in the invitation must be submitted by November 16, 2017.

President trump nominates alex azar to be next secretary of health and human services

On November 13, 2017, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he is nominating Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Senate confirms kirstjen nielsen as sixth secretary of homeland security

On December 5, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen as the sixth Secretary of Homeland Security by a vote of 62-37.

Overview of interior enforcement statistics for fy 2017

On December 5, 2017, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a report on its year-end statistics for FY 2017. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also discussed the ICE statistics...

Hamas remains designated as a foreign terrorist organization under the ina

On November 14, 2017, the U.S. Department of State published its determination in the Federal Register (FR) that the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas and other aliases) will continue to be designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization as defined in section 219(a)(4)(C)...

U.s. ends participation in global compact on migration

On December 2, 2017, the United States Mission to the United Nations announced that it has informed the United Nations Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration.

President trump expands supreme court list - where it stands now

On November 17, 2017, the White House Office of the Press Secretary announced that President Donald Trump has added five names to his “Supreme Court List.” President Trump has pledged to select a name from his Supreme Court list in the event that he has to fill a new vacancy.

Uscis update on termination of cam refugee program

On November 15, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder that it had stopped accepting new applications for the Central American Minors (CAM) refugee program on November 9, 2017.

December 2017 visa bulletin

On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its immigrant visa bulletin for December 2017.